It's putting it mildly to say a lot of people weren't sure about Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman.
Fans had grown to love Christian Bale in the role in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy, so when Ben was announced as the next Dark Knight in Zack Snyder's upcoming sequel to Man Of Steel, the Internet sounded off over the decision.
But the truth is, Ben wasn't too keen on the idea himself at first either! He says:
"Initially, I was reluctant, as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mold, but once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris and Christian made, but still in keeping with tradition, I was excited.
Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it's the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack's vision."
Well, after The Town and the Oscar-winning Argo, we believe in Ben's vision!
And if he says it's going to be good, we've got his back - even if it's covered in a big, black cape.
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